Time to Back to Sicily

Back to the future, it would be better as a title, because … it is true, I miss the fire of Etna and the Mediterranean beaches steeped in Greek and Roman, Arab and Norman stories. The culture hidden in every corner and in every alley of cities and villages.When we were kids we moved to… Read More Time to Back to Sicily

Studying pandemic’s effects on sexual health and well-being

One in five adults in the United States report they have experienced change – mostly a decrease – in their sexual behavior during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers.   The study, co-authored by Devon Hensel, associate research professor of pediatrics at the IU School… Read More Studying pandemic’s effects on sexual health and well-being

Pandemic Effects on Relationships

Expert commentary from Paula Pietromonaco, professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, whose primary research focus is to understand the processes through which interactions in marital relationships shape each partner’s emotional and physical health. A key component of close, well-functioning romantic relationships is that individuals see their partners as accepting, concerned with their welfare, understanding,… Read More Pandemic Effects on Relationships

7 Tips of healthy eating

Stay-at-home orders from government officials due to the COVID-19 pandemic have forced us to quickly adapt to a new normal, especially when it comes to eating. Restaurant dining rooms are closed, grocery shopping can be challenging, many parents are tasked with serving meals while working from home, and families who relied on school meals are… Read More 7 Tips of healthy eating

COVID-19 and the power of music

Music can help regulate emotion, make us feel connected COLUMBUS, Ohio – In Italy, people isolated by the COVID-19 pandemic stood on apartment balconies, singing “Bella Ciao” – “goodnight, beautiful” – together into the night. Musicians in a Dutch symphony filmed themselves playing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” individually – then assembled a compilation video titled “From Us, For… Read More COVID-19 and the power of music

4 tips for business survival … but I put 5

While CEOs and executives are struggling to cope with the fallout of Covid-19, an expert on business internationally renowned growth, Jana Matthews Professor of UniSA is encouraging companies to take a step back and carefully consider their activity before making any decision radical about their future. “The fact that a company survive in uncertain times… Read More 4 tips for business survival … but I put 5

Love Notes…

In these days of world suffering, a touch of love notes to cheer the heart.Published by Hoffmann & Hoffmann with the contribution of Blurb, a new edition of “In vino Veritart” The art book by Roberto Sironi and Mariagrazia Pia. The novelty lies not only in the usual beauty of Sironi’s painting and in Mariagrazia… Read More Love Notes…

Mental Well-being During Social Distancing

Managing mental well being is critical in times of uncertainty and unpredictability. One common coping mechanism is to connect in-person with friends or family because isolation can negatively impact those experiencing depression and anxiety. Amid concerns over COVID-19, however, that recommendation conflicts with health and safety instructions on social distancing. Dr. Tonya Hansel and Dr.… Read More Mental Well-being During Social Distancing

LJI scientists identify potential targets for immune responses to novel coronavirus

LA JOLLA, CA—Within two months, SARS-CoV-2, a previously unknown coronavirus, has raced around globe, infecting over a 100,000 people with numbers continuing to rise quickly. Effective countermeasures require helpful tools to monitor viral spread and understand how the immune system responds to the virus. Publishing in the March 16, 2020, online issue of Host, Cell and Microbe,… Read More LJI scientists identify potential targets for immune responses to novel coronavirus

Equal parenting rights for same-sex couples

Same-sex marriage may have been given the green (or rainbow) light in many countries around the world, but it appears there are still some entrenched attitudes in society when it comes to same-sex parenting.  Misconceptions about the impact on children raised by same-sex parents are harmful both in a social and legal sense, says University… Read More Equal parenting rights for same-sex couples